Medical First Aid online course. The aimof this course is to provide training for candidates to provide medical first aid on board ships, in accordance with Reg. VI-4, Sect. AV-I/4, Para.1-3 & Table: A-VI/4-1.
- Indicate the location and functions of the human organs.
- List the biological systems of the human body.
- Modify the arrangement of a ship’s hospital properly.
- Describe the procedures of patients’ examination.
- Select the appropriate external help when you cannot treat a patient.
- Comprehend how to perform Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Apply the Automatic External Defibrillator’s (AED) steps during a rescue procedure.
- Understand how to provide emergency first aid in various cases such as choking, bleeding and shock.
- Choose the corresponding treatment depending on a patient’s symptoms for some common injuries.
- Recognize some common dangers that can occur from accidents during a journey.
- Apply the correct treatment actions after a serious accident.
Legislation & References:
- The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1995 (STCW 1995), 1998 edition (IMO Sales No. 938E)
- Medical Section (pages 111 to 148) of International Code of Signals, 1987 edition (IMO Sales No. 994E)
- Assembly Resolution A.438(XI) – Training and qualification of persons in charge of medical care aboard ship
- IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985 (IMO Sales No. 935E)
- ILO/IMO/WHO International Medical Guide for Ships (IMGS), 2nd edition, (Geneva, World Health Organization, 1988) (ISBN 9241542314)
- Medical First Aid Guide for use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) (IMO Sales No. 251 E)
Duration: 10 h
Who should attend: For admission to the course seafarers should have completed IMO Model Course No. 1.13, Elementary First Aid or attained a similar standard in elementary first aid.
Approval: Liberia, ABS